Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez reported Friday that the Bolivarian Government donated rapid and Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests to several Caribbean countries to help them in the fight against COVID-19.
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Rodríguez said that, by order of President Nicolas Maduro, tests were sent to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua, and Barbuda, as well as Dominica and Grenada.
"To our brothers in the Caribbean, brother peoples with whom we share the Caribbean Sea, we have offered our solidarity," she stressed.
The shipment was carried out within the framework of the cooperation relations maintained by the South American nation with these countries. It will contribute to strengthening the use of these tools in their respective health systems to detect possible cases of COVID-19 contagions.
Further, Rodriguez announced that the third shipment of humanitarian aid from China would arrive in the country this Saturday, for which she thanked the international solidarity of the Asian nation.
Caribbean countries have already been receiving the support of Cuba, which sent medical personnel to support the fight against the virus in the region, which has weaknesses in its health systems, as well as other structural problems that put them at high risk in the face of the pandemic.